Employer: Becker County, Minnesota Location: Detroit Lakes, Minnesota Application deadline: Open until filled. Announcement began November 30, 2023 Full position description and application instructions Summary: The Natural Resources Manager is responsible for the direction of field activities on nearly 74,000 acres of tax forfeited lands in Becker County. Examples of Job Duties: Timber Sales Program:
- Assist in the development and maintenance of a 5-year allowable cut plan which is designed to regulate all forest stands and provide a sustained yield of forest products, considering the multiple uses of the forest, such as; biodiversity, aesthetics, timber production, wildlife habitat, water quality, forest soils, recreation, etc.
- Design timber sales and establish regulations concerning fuel wood, section-one, and regular auction timber sales in accordance with county policy and state statutes.
- Administer active timber sales; enforce compliance of sale regulations, state statutes, county policies, and Best Management Practices (BMP's). Scale wood products.
- Assist in the development and maintenance of a Resource Inventory which is essential in making land management decisions.
- Maintain ArcGIS databases and other associated Resource and departmental computer applications.
- Assist in the development and initiation of inventory alteration procedures to ensure reliable, up-to-date data for the future.
- Assist in the development of a long-range comprehensive management plan that will protect and enhance the natural resources of Becker County.
- Develop and submit complete project proposals for wildlife habitat improvements, TSI, road/trail construction or improvement, parks, and recreation proposals, etc.
- Assist in Coordinating contracts for site preparation using accepted mechanical and chemical prescriptions, tree planting, bud capping, and other departmental resource renewal contracts.
Employer: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Location: St. Paul, Minnesota (cover central and southern Minnesota) Application deadline: November 28, 2023 Full position description and application instructions (Search job #70804) Responsibilities include:
- Collaborate with the DNR Forest Health Team to implement the statewide Forest Health Program, offering tree health diagnosis, analysis, data, training, and communication materials to Department of Natural Resources staff and other forest managers.
- Provide administrative and technical oversight over the Regional Forest Health Program, which mirrors the statewide program.
- Develop, analyze and interpret tree health data, information, and management strategies for forest managers and the general public. Inform managers and the public of important tree health information through direct communication, public presentations, press releases, scientific publications, social media posts, and interviews.
- Develop and deliver forest health training material for various audiences, including pest identification, tree health diagnosis, and forest health management strategies and tactics. Coordinate training activities with other DNR divisions, government agencies, and universities.
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Employer: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Location: Minnesota (nothing more specific listed) Application deadline: November 27, 2023 Full position description and application instructions (Search job #70890) Summary: This position provides administrative coordination and operational leadership for the Silviculture Program statewide including responsibility for the management of silvicultural activities on approximately 4.5 million acres of state forest land. The incumbent will provide planning, administrative, contracting, and technical support to field personnel, supervisors, and division managers to ensure silvicultural activities are incorporated in division and department programs, plans and policies. The incumbent will coordinate and establish priorities for tree planting, aerial seeding, site preparation, site release, seedling protection, stand improvement, and regeneration surveys to meet reforestation statutory requirements; maintain a diverse program budget to fund program activities; and serve as the Division Aerial Forest Management Coordinator and Pesticide Program Coordinator. The ultimate goal of position responsibilities is healthy and productive state forest lands to meet the needs of the division and Minnesota citizens.
Employer: U.S. Forest Service Location: Penobscot Experimental Forest (Maine) and Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest (New Hampshire) and elsewhere in the Northeast, Central, and Lake States. Application deadline: November 22, 2023 Full position descriptions and application instructions Duties include:
- Responsibilities listed are at the GS-07 level.
- Perform a variety of routine and frequently complex tasks involving techniques and practices relating to natural resources management programs, (i.e., timber/silviculture, recreation, wildlife, fisheries, watershed, range and vegetation management).
- Prepares, develops, and executes timber cruises and sample surveys for resource information and estimate quality and quantity of timber for purpose of appraisal, sales administration, management planning, and logging plans.
- Lays outs sales in accordance with EAR and other instructions, considering variables such as accessibility, steep slopes, stream protection, nesting tree protection, wildlife impacts, fuels management and regeneration requirements.
- Lays out the boundary of areas designated for planting, site preparation, and timber stand improvement contracts
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Location: Duluth, MN Employer: 1854 Treaty Authority Application deadline: November 17, 2023 Full position description and application instructions Summary: The position will assist the Resource Management Division with stewardship of forest vegetation resources and preventing the spread of terrestrial invasive species within the 1854 Ceded Territory area of northeastern Minnesota. Job Duties: review and comment on forestry projects or policies, assist with implementation of co-stewardship agreements, pursue partnerships and funding agreements, collecting forestry data, coordinate with partners and workgroups, identify and map invasive plant locations, remove or treat invasive plant species, interact with the public and volunteers